Well the news broke August 13 of this year and I must say I’m a bit shocked to hear this news. Karl Urban is a great action I think, I’ve liked most of the roles he’s been in. He was great in Star Trek and it totally has put him over with American viewers. My problem with this news is first off, he has taken some questionable roles that are a bit meh.. if you ask me. Like Path Finder for example. However I’ll just have to wait until the movie comes out or at least a trailer or something.
I’m not shocked they are trying to remake Judge Dredd, I mean he a comic book hero (if you want to call that being a hero) and today a lot of comic books are being done into movies and are coming out darker. Sometimes that’s not a good idea, like making Spiderman darker or something. Either way, I find that this is perfect to be done today, given what they can do if they really try to don’t face roll it like Dragonball was done.
I saw the Stallone’s version back in the day, personally it’s not a bad movie. It has all your classic things any action flick would have of the time, even by today’s standards. However I can see where it might not have ever followed the comics well. I don’t blame them however, it was one of those things at the time I never heard of, so the fact they did it back then really got me into the character. I’ve never read any issues of Judge Dredd, I only really know a few basic facts of the story base off Stallone’s version and what I read about it.
So I welcome this, if this remotely has the same overall feel as Stallone’s version, being I thought the outfit was great, and knowing they are going to leave his mask on the whole move and make it rated R and much darker in tone. I think they might have a sleeper hit on their hands. I say that because most people wont care about this and only good word of mouth will help this movie at least top 3rd on opening weekend. Depending on whats out that is, I wouldn’t be shocked to see it take at least first place and at least 50m+ opening weekend.